Feminist Action from the Ground Up
In 2019, there were many stories of the impact of our work across the region. Women across the region organised, challenged the structures of Patriarchy manifested in neoliberal Globalisation, Fundamentalisms and Militarism (P-GFM), shifted gender norms in their communities, opposed discriminatory laws and policies and pushed UN mechanisms into action for women’s human rights and Development Justice.
Impact of our FPARs
Our Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) methodology enabled grassroots women and their communities across the region to organise and build solidarities, collect and document human rights violations, analyse and challenge power inequalities and advocate for women’s human rights and Development Justice at the local, national, regional and international levels.
Supporting Grassroots Women’s Agendas for Change
Through the Womanifesto process, grassroots women from eight countries of the region mobilised and organised themselves, and created feminist agendas for change that challenge patriarchy and fundamentalisms, recognise militarism’s harmful impact in weakening democracy, and connect their grassroots realities to issues of neoliberal globalisation’s impacts.
Advancing Feminist Development Justice in the Region
By using SDGs as a tool for accountability, APWLD together with our members and partners were able to strengthene capacities of grassroots women and supported them to create and sustain local feminist movement for Development Justices; give genuine meaning to localising the SDGs; ; produced resources to demand governments’ commitments to SDGs.